First Nations PR Program Coming to FNTI

This fall the First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory east of Belleville, Ontario will launch a one-year public relations program.

The new program will be overseen by instructors of the institute’s existing three-year journalism diploma program.

“Both programs are about telling our own stories,” says co-ordinator Dan David, whose background includes the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as well as a range of public relations experience.

“Both will have a strong new emphasis on delivering those stories on-line,” he adds. “As always, we’ll emphasize excellence and encourage students to take stories rooted in their own communities to the world at large.”

The new PR program will offer hands-on experience in aboriginal public relations, including internship opportunities with real-world employers.

Graduates of the FNTI program will receive a Public Relations certificate from Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

Anyone who is interested may contact Wendy Sero at 1-800-267-0637, ext. 160 or e-mail